Monday, June 1, 2015

Bad Ass 5 Mile Virtual Race Recap

It was time to do another Gone For A Run virtual race! I was so excited to run a 5 mile race, since I have never done one before!

I got my race packet in the mail a few weeks earlier. Included in the packet was a shirt, bib, magnet and medal. 

I had planned to do this run outside through my neighborhood as a hill workout. As I was getting ready, I started to hear thunder. Not worth it to run outside, I was taking it to the treadmill. 

Just like any other race, I had to change my plan. I decided I wanted to do negative splits and make them pretty drastic. My iPod was on point, and really helped me with the challenge. Here were my splits and the highlight song from each mile. 

Mile 1: 9:40 - Turn Down For What
Mile 2: 9:14 - Get Low
Mile 3: 8:34 - Talk Dirty
Mile 4: 8:00 - Fancy
Mile 5: 7:36 - Dolce and Gabbana
Total time: 43:07

So how was the race? It was alright. I run five mile loops all the time, but I never raced the distance. I should have started quicker, but I know better for next time! I would really like to do one of these virtual runs outside one day! 

Like I said, this was my first race at this distance, so the medal got to go on my Gone For A Run PR medal holder! 

I loved seeing everyone's pictures from the race! Plus, how awesome is the hashtag #BadAss5Mile? I can check off the distance and aim for a better time for my next one! Have to start somewhere, right!?

Disclaimer: I was given a free entry into the Bad Ass 5 Mile virtual race. All opinions are my own. 

Have you ever done a five mile race? How do you normally pace the mileage? 

1 comment:

  1. I love that medal holder! I have a basic one, but I might have to get the PR one as well. My other ones are all filled up!

    Great race as well..that last mile is crazy!